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Beef so tender it's difficult to keep in the fork
Bill coons @ Mumphord’s Place, 2014-09-02 18:09:44
Plenty of food!! Ribs are great, brisket was a little on the dry side. Sausage had a heavy pork flavor that I liked but may not be for everyone!
Caleb Barnett @ Loco Coyote Café, 2014-09-02 12:19:49
Brisket is really good and tender! Has great smoky flavor. This place also has a butcher!
Nathaniel Cox @ Vincek’s Smokehouse, 2014-08-31 18:30:40
The hunt for the best barbecue continues with the second joint today. This is a small victory as I have always wanted to hit more than one restaurant on the Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ establishments in a single day. Billy's Old Fashion Barbecue happens to be number 9. I have a hair less than four years to visit the other 41 before the list is updated. I have my work cut out for me as these places are as far at 500 miles from home. I wasn't hungry when we rolled into Jasper, but I was here to eat barbecue. I knew I wanted brisket and when we found the dilapidated restaurant, I knew we were going to experience some magic. I chose the sliced brisket sandwich. I wasn't expecting this monstrosity as it was quite large. Topped with pickles and onions, this sauce soaked sandwich was perfect. I only wish I had ordered the sauce on the side. The sauce was decent, but I came for the meat. The sliced brisket was very nice. It was juicy and the fat was rendered beautifully. It was a bit toothsome, but it certainly wasn't tough. I had forgotten to ask for untrimmed meat, so I was pleased when I saw that the crusty bark was intact. The meat had a mild flavor. Not too much smoke, and it wasn't overpowered with seasoning. It was a simple, beefy masterpiece. At only 2 1/2 hours from home, I can see myself loading up the family for a nice meaty adventure. This is easily a 4.0/5.0. Well done, Texas Monthly. This BBQ doesn't disappoint.
Theodore Luoma @ Billy’s Old Fashion BBQ, 2014-08-31 01:12:51
It has been a few months since I was able to hunt for some good Texas BBQ. It is a bit of a tradition that my oldest daughter, Alli, and I enjoy. I'm not a hunter, so we aren't likely to go kill deer as we spend time together, but we have our own game we like to track down. We decided to have lunch at the Hitch-N-Post in Livingston, TX. It's 3 1/2 hours from home so we had time to work up an appetite. We both ordered untrimmed fatty brisket which in my estimation, is the best tasting meat. I usually try the sausage as well, but we are planning an early supper at another BBQ place and I don't want to gorge myself. The brisket, though cooked, could probably have used another four hours in the smoker to completely render the fat and make the meat fork tender. I actually had to use a knife to cut the meat. There was a beautiful smoke ring and a decent crust, but I was hoping for a denser crust. Then again, this ain't Lockhart. The beans were good, but they were punched up canned beans. The potato salad probably came from Brookshire Brothers, but I came for the meat. The sides are just a bonus. Apparently, the proprietor has a policy to give free cake to first time customers. He was a really nice BBQ enthusiast as he asked if I had tried Snow's in Lexington. Then he started showing me pictures of BBQ joints on his phone. The ambience was a schlockfest with old tricycles dangling from the ceiling and tiki umbrellas reminiscent of Gilligan's Island. It was enjoyable soaking it in while I soaked up sauce with my bread. The food was good. I would rate it a 3.0/5.0, but with the outstanding service and friendly atmosphere, I rate it a solid 3.5. Hitch-N-Post is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Theodore Luoma @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-08-30 18:24:06
It has been a few months since I was able to hunt for some good Texas BBQ. It is a bit of a tradition that my oldest daughter, Alli, and I enjoy. I'm not a hunter, so we aren't likely to go kill deer as we spend time together, but we have our own game we like to track down. We decided to have lunch at the Hitch-N-Post in Livingston, TX. It's 3 1/2 hours from home so we had time to work up an appetite. We both ordered untrimmed fatty brisket which in my estimation, is the best tasting meat. I usually try the sausage as well, but we are planning an early supper at another BBQ place and I don't want to gorge myself. The brisket, though cooked, could probably have used another four hours in the smoker to completely render the fat and make the meat fork tender. I actually had to use a knife to cut the meat. There was a beautiful smoke ring and a decent crust, but I was hoping for a denser crust. Then again, this ain't Lockhart. The beans were good, but they were punched up canned beans. The potato salad probably came from Brookshire Brothers, but I came for the meat. The sides are just a bonus. Apparently, the proprietor has a policy to give free cake to first time customers. He was a really nice BBQ enthusiast as he asked if I had tried Snow's in Lexington. Then he started showing me pictures of BBQ joints on his phone. The ambience was a schlockfest with old tricycles dangling from the ceiling and tiki umbrellas reminiscent of Gilligan's Island. It was enjoyable soaking it in while I soaked up sauce with my bread. The food was good. I would rate it a 3.0/5.0, but with the outstanding service and friendly atmosphere, I rate it a solid 3.5. Hitch-N-Post is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Theodore Luoma @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-08-30 18:24:05
Third in line pound of lean got two ends and a sausage PERFECTION worth the drive ft worth good food good folks
doug_wallace @ Louie Mueller Barbecue, 2014-08-30 15:38:00
KB north of Victoria Very good. High prices try the pineapple salad
Bill coons @ , 2014-08-29 17:29:48
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Joints in Regions Central Texas

Franklin Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 5

900 E. 11th
Austin

Tue-€“Sun, 11 till meat runs out.

Snow’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4.75

516 Main
Lexington

Open Sat only, 8 till meat runs out.

John Mueller Meat Co.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

2500 E. 6th, entrance on Pedernales
Austin

Daily 10:30 till meat runs out (usually early afternoon)

La Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

900 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin

Wed-€“Sun 11 till meat runs out

Opie’s Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

9504 E. Texas Hwy. 71
Spicewood

Mon & Tue 11-€“4, Wed & Thur 11-€“7, Fri & Sat 11-€“8, Sun 11-€“7

Black’s Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

215 N. Main
Lockhart

Sun-€“Thur 10-€“8, Fri-€“Sat 10-€“8:30

Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

213 Schreiner
Kerrville

Tue-€“Sat 11-€“8, Sun 11-€“3

City Meat Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

101 W. Austin
Giddings

Mon-€“Fri 7:30-€“5:30, Sat 7:30-€“4

Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

1679 U.S. 87 S. (Washington)
Fredericksburg

Tue-€“Fri 11-€“3 or till meat runs out. Closed the first Sun of the month.

Freedmen’s

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

2402 San Gabriel St.
Austin

M-Sat 4-midnight, Sun 11-midnight (no BBQ from 3-5)

Kreuz Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

619 N. Colorado (U.S. 183)
Lockhart

Mon-€“Sat 10:30-€“8

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

401 W. 2nd
Austin

Lunch Mon-€“Fri 11-€“2:30; dinner Sun-€“Wed 5:30-€“10, Thur-€“Sat 5:30-€“10:30; brunch Sat & Sun 11-€“2

Miller’s Smokehouse

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

208 N. Penelope
Belton

Open Tue-€“Thur 10:30-€“6:30, Fri & Sat 10:30-€“9

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

600 W. 6th St.
Austin

M-Tues 5pm-10pm, W 11-2 & 5-12, Thur-F 11-2 & 5-2, Sat 12-2am, Sun 12-10

City Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4

633 E. Davis
Luling

Mon-€“Sat 7-€“6

City Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4

109 Kessler
Schulenburg

Sat 8-2

Hwy 29 BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4

110 W State Hwy 29
Bertram

W-Sat 11-7:30, Sun 11-3

Kerlin BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4

1700 E Ceasar Chavez
Austin

W-Sun 11-3

Prause Meat Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4

253 W. Travis
La Grange

Mon-€“Wed & Fri 6-€“5:30, Thur 6-€“1, Sat 5:30-€“1.

Wilhite’s Barbeque

TMBBQ Rating: 4

4903 FM 1327
Creedmoor

Wed-€“Thur 10:30-€“3:30, Fri 10:30-€“9, Sat 10:30-€“3:30

Zimmerhanzel’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4

307 Royston
Smithville

Mon-€“Fri 8:30-€“5, Sat 8:30-€“till meat runs out

Petty’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.75

1104 Kathey Dr.
Killeen

Tues-Thur 11-8, F-Sat 11-9

Country Tavern

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

FM 2767 at Texas Hwy 31
Kilgore

Mon-Thur 11-9, Fri & Sat 11-10

Lew’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

107 Walton Dr.
College Station

M-F 11-2

Smitty’s Market

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

208 S. Commerce
Lockhart

Open Mon-€“Fri 7-€“6, Sat 7-€“6:30, Sun 9-€“3.

Taylor Cafe

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

101 N. Main
Taylor

Open 7 days 7-€“10.

The Smokehouse

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

3306 Roland Rd at Rigsby
San Antonio

Wed & Thur 11-€“6, Fri & Sat 11-€“7, Sun noon-€“6

Nathan’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.25

1309 Prairie Lea St.
Brenham

M-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-8

Pit Stop Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 3.25

502 S 1st St.
Temple

Tues-Sat 10:30 - 6:30

R&G Bar-B-Que

TMBBQ Rating: 3.25

FM 713 at Whizzerville Rd
McMahan

Wed & Thur 11-3, Fri 11-€“7, Sat 11-€“3

Luling Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 3

709 E. Davis
Luling

Mon, Wed & Thur 7:30-€“7, Fri & Sat 7:30-€“8, Sun 7:30-6

Matus Pit Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 3

304 W. Buck
Caldwell

5:00am - sold out (usually 11:00)

Joel’s Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 2

1200 Slaughterhouse Rd.
Flatonia

Sun-Thur 8-10, F 8-11